Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei
Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia.
When Andy Warhol died in 1987, aged 58, Ai Weiwei was 30 years old. He was then living in New York and posed for a photograph in front of Warhol's multiple Selfportrait, imitating Warhol's posture. Today, Ai is 58 years old. This exhibition explores the remarkable parallels in the lives and art practice of these great showmen on the international art stage, and their significant influence on modern art and contemporary life, focusing on the parallels, intersections, and points of difference between the two practices. Surveying the scope of both careers, the exhibition presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations, and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, published and social media.